Nigeria Boosts Deep Blue Project, Signs $2.7m Deal With Japan.

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In a bid to boost the deep blue project, the Federal Government of Nigeria has signed a $2.78m exchange of note agreement with; the Japanese government for an economic and social development programme.

In a statement recently, the Assistant Director, Public Relations of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Osagie Edward; explained that the agreement involved the acquisition of high-speed boat to reinforce services for coastal security in Nigeria; with NIMASA as the implementing partner.

The statement also said that Minister of State Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba; had signed it on behalf of the Federal Government while the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Nigeria; Kazuyoshi Matsunaga, signed on behalf of the Japanese Government, with the Director-General of NIMASA Dr Bashir Jamoh, in attendance.

Nigeria also appreciates the recent exchange of notes we signed for emergency improvement of electricity supply facilities in Abuja, and the role Japan played in the development of the National Power Development Master-plan designed to guide the government on the optimal energy mix and efficiency for Nigeria.

-Punch.



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